2021 was another challenging year.

We would like to thank for your support and your friendship and send you the best Season Greetings.

Hopefully we could celebrate together again at Fistball competitions like The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA. But the most important thing is, that you and your loved ones stay healthy.

Once again thank you so much for your support and have a good start in a better 2022.

IFA President Joern Verleger and Secretary General Chris Oberlehner wrote today in their letter to the IFA member federations:

Dear IFA Member Federations and Fistball friends,

2021 was again a challenging year. Nevertheless, we are glad that we were able to successfully carry out some Fistball events and projects such as:

– the IFA Women’s and U18 World Championships in Grieskirchen, for which the organizer de-serves our extraordinary thanks,
– the establishment of 2×2 Fistball as a new, official Fistball discipline,
– the foundation of a continental federation in Asia,
– the updating of our Strategic Plan until 2023,
– the holding the IFA Athletes Forum 2021, and the 4th IFA Youth Congress with the election of U18 representatives for the IFA Youth Commission.

Despite the challenges still ahead, we are looking forward to the coming year with much hope, solidarity and in joy of new initiatives and projects, including the highlights:

– The World Games from July 10 – 14, 2022 in Birmingham (USA) with eight men’s teams and for the first time ever six women’s teams,
– EFA Men’s European Championships from June 10 – 12, 2022 in Kaltern (ITA),
– PAFA Pan-American Champs from October 13-16 in Novo Hamburgo (BRA).

Please remember that the regional EFA/PAFA championships in 2022 are in many cases a qualifier for the IFA Men’s Fistball World Championships 2023!

January 9, 2022 is the deadline for proposals for the 2021 IFA Awards. We have announced additional categories and look forward to your proposals. The award ceremony will take place during the World Fistball Day on January 30, 2022. We also invite you to launch additional initiatives on that day to cele-brate IFA’s 62nd birthday on January 30, 2021.

We would like to thank so much you for your friendship and support in 2021, wish you a Merry Christ-mas and have a good start in a hopefully better and above all healthy 2022.